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Claim: Climate Increases Diabetes Rates

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims a warmer climate is associated with higher rates of diabetes. But even if the authors are right, obesity, diet, age and heredity remain the dominant factors. Diabetes incidence and glucose intolerance prevalence increase with higher outdoor temperature Lisanne L Blauw, N Ahmad Aziz, Martijn R Tannemaat,…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #263

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President False Precision: In their early education, many students of science faced the problem of significant numbers (digits). A useful rule of thumb was that the chain was only as strong as its weakest link. In measurement, the…

Great News! “The fossil fuel industry’s invisible colonization of academia”

Guest post by David Middleton Note: The original version of this article included a significant error.  The post has now been edited accordingly (DHM 3/21/2017). On February 16, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center hosted a film screening of the “Rational Middle Energy Series.” The university promoted the event as “Finding Energy’s Rational Middle” and…

Taiga Landscape in Quebec, Canada, dominated by Black Spruce Picea mariana

A serious climate opportunity

Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate? Guest essay by Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they…